Adoption Guru, Jane Ballback, Releases New Adoptive, Foster Parents and Blended Families Book

Adoption Voices Book Creates a Safe Space For Conversation and Resources
By: Jane Ballback
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ASHLAND, Ore. - Sept. 29, 2023 - PRLog -- Former HR professional, career coach, author and adoption guru, Jane Ballback, unveiled her new book, an updated website with her personal video message to viewers and a social media outreach campaign designed to provide adoptive and foster parents some of what they need to navigate the challenging and sometimes difficult task of thoroughly and lovingly integrating adopted and foster children into their homes and families.

Ballback's new website  features a short personal video message from Jane to her viewers. Jane's social media outreach includes her Facebook page, TikTok account, Instagram ( account and YouTube ( channel. Her series of short videos, designed for social media, are intended to engage her audience and move the conversation forward.

"Based on my own experiences as an adoptive parent of three Asian children, now adults, I've decided to concentrate my efforts on providing other families the insights and resources I developed over decades of family life," says Ballback.

It is estimated by the "Adoption Network" that between 2-4% of American families have adopted children and that approximately ⅓ of American families have considered adoption. There are currently five million adopted children in the US.

"With the release of this book, my new website and a regular presence on social media, I hope to create a safe space to talk about the issues surrounding adoption, fostering children, blending families after divorce and remarriage, and even the developmental dynamics of in-vitro fertilization," says Ballback. "All of these life-changing circumstances come with unexpected twists and turns, and in addition to sharing my own experience, I want to ensure others have access to the information, resources and tools they need to navigate the trauma, loss and fear commonly experienced by both adoptive parents and children."

Ballback is a lifelong storyteller, with a knack for getting others to share their stories. Her approach to creating community and sharing information is based on sharing stories, resources and tools across several platforms. Her book, available via her website, on Amazon ( or via Good Reads (, is designed to be a starting point, to spark conversation. Her website provides access to her own stories, her book and links to valuable resources. Her Facebook page and social media presence provide an opportunity to engage her audiences in conversation, sharing and storytelling. Regular short video chats will tie her content together and keep her messaging current and engaged.

"My job is to craft useful and informational stories and resources for my audience and get them communicating effectively with their children, families and the larger adoption community," says Ballback.

Following her career as an HR professional, career coach and business author, Ballback retired with her husband Steve to Ashland, Oregon from Newport Beach, California. She immediately got involved in her new community. Not content to simply tend her own garden, she brought TEDx Talks to Ashland, joined a local theater company, and got involved with public broadcasting. Ballback formerly published a magazine for adoptive parents and many of her writers and readers shared their own stories with her, so she has a wealth of contributed content to reference and share.

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